Will Addison-Atkinson

Project: Quantifying the health risk associated with faecal indicator bacteria in urban floodwaters from sewer exceedance

Supervisors: Professor Albert Chen and Professor Fayyaz Memon


Will has recently graduated with an MSc in Water: Science and Governance from King’s College London. His dissertation investigated the impact of the Syrian Civil War on drought. Prior to this he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management from Kingston University London.

Will has also travelled extensively, particularly throughout Africa and Asia. These experiences, along with his studies, have ultimately led him to pursue a career in water management with a particular focus on the UK and developing countries in Africa. Will is now undertaking his WISE PhD project at the University of Exeter.

Work Experience

Prior to undertaking his degrees, Will worked in various roles including as a: Sustainability Intern for numerous companies, Volunteer Environment & Development Worker in Western Zimbabwe and Distillation Plant Operator for Highlands Natural Products Ltd. During his studies, he has also juggled working part-time on the Bateaux Dinner Cruises in London.

Research Interests

  • Catchment hydrology
  • Water quality
  • Flood risk assessment and management.